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Inside Our Collection – The Letter Book One of the most intriguing and fragile objects now on display in our current exhibition Milk – The River of Life is a letter copying book dating from 1881. The book is a hard bound volume with a tan leather spine that is inscribed “letter book” The book has a blue green fabric cover.   Inside the book is an index and numbered pages of Japanese tissue… Read More

To complete Book Week we have a short recount of some of the classic children’s literature that been created – some of it well before federation in 1901. Titles such as The Magic Pudding , Seven Little Australians and and the Gum Nut Babies will be instantly familiar to most while Colin Thiele’s Storm Boy is still studied today as a text in some schools. Australia has a strong tradition of children’s… Read More

Education in Advertising In yesterday’s post on this blog there were frequent references to the Brooks’s Reader series in Bob Colefax’s autobiography. A quick search of TROVE brought to light the following advertisement of thee Brooks’s texts of the time. Although the advertisement is from 1905 and Bob Colefax didn’t start school until 1910 the books would have been exactly the same. The advertisement featured in The Children’s Newspaper, 28 September, 1899… Read More